When they went to the cafe, they got much more than a couple of expensive coffees.
There was faint music in the background. They both said they like that love music and listened to it dreamily. They started talking about their days at work, their hobbies and their likes. Was it Ralph Waldo Emerson who said that: “conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors?” And they do converse for quite a long time. They found a lot of things in common. They laughed at their jokes, mused at some others and agreed or disagreed with the rest.
The conversation was very interesting. They didn’t speak ill of others, for they know that nothing good will come out of it. They might as well write them in the sand near the water’s edge. Then, they can disappear or vanish as people walked on them.
It was night time when they left the café. It was a cold evening. Faint stars were in the sky, silver leaves in the background. They agreed to meet next week for dinner. There was a new Italian restaurant in town, and they said they will try that one out. So the day went well and both parted in good spirit. Till they meet again…
Love in music
faint stars and the silver leaves – The Cows at Night by Hayden Carruth
The sunburned hillside sets my face aglow – The Vantage Point by Robert Frost
Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck – Sonnet 14 by William Shakespeare
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge – Napoleon Hill
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors – Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who sleeps half a day has won half a life – Karl Kraus